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Islanders Sign Parise, Clutterbuck to Extensions

The New York Islanders have signed forwards Zach Parise and Cal Clutterbuck to contract extensions.
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The New York Islanders have capped off the trade deadline by locking in two veteran forwards for the foreseeable future. 

The Islanders signed Zach Parise and Cal Clutterbuck to contract extensions on Monday evening, with Parise getting a one-year deal while Clutterbuck gets re-upped for two. 

The financial details of either contract have yet to be released. 

It's something of a head-scratching move for the Islanders to re-commit to two fading veterans after the seasons each has had thus far. 

Parise has produced just 24 points in 60 games this year, with the former Wild and Devils forward set to turn 38 before next season after having been slowed quite a bit by injuries in recent years. 

Clutterbuck, in a similar vein, will turn 35 shortly after the puck drops on the 2022-23 season and is sitting with just six goals and 15 points in 59 games this year, logging a tad above 14 minutes in ice time per night in a depth role. 

GM Lou Lamoriello clearly has an affinity for both players, with his relationship with Parise dating back over a decade when the two were in the Devils organization, but their contributions seem to paint the picture of a pair of veterans trudging towards the end of their careers. 

But Lou likes his guys. Everyone knows this. And after a nightmare season both on and off the ice in the Islanders organization that included a massive road trip to kick things off and a widespread COVID-19 outbreak that decimated the roster, Lamoriello perhaps wants to retain a bit of stability inside UBS Arena as the Islanders look to bounce back in the years to come. 

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